• This facsimile edition of a 1922 children’s book features seventy-three dynamic and whimsical woodcut illustrations—the first woodcuts that the famed American craftsman Wharton Esherick produced. A high-quality replica authorized by the Wharton Esherick Museum, this book reveals the foundation of Esherick’s direction as an artist. Edited by Museum director Paul Eisenhauer, it also features a foreword by Museum assistant curator Laura Heemer. The illustrations frame verses that introduce children to the principles of evolution, a highly controversial topic at the time: the book was published three years before the famous Scopes “Monkey” trial of 1925 that resulted in the inclusion of the teaching of evolution in public schools. Drawn by the excitement of the controversy, Esherick threw his passion into these illustrations. Afterward he would go on to carve over 300 woodcuts, leading to decorative carving, and ultimately, to Esherick’s realization that he was a sculptor rather than a painter.
  • Memories by one of Esherick’s apprentices that includes interesting insights to Esherick's personality and working style. Authored by Horace Hartshaw, 2004. Paperback, 45pp.
  • 2018 edition of the Horse-Shoe Trail Guidebook with 10 full-color topographical maps. The Horse-Shoe Trail is a public trail for hiking and horseback riding. It begins in Valley Forge and continues westward for over 140 miles to its junction with the Appalachian Trail on the crest of Stony Mountain north of Hershey. This trail guide, along with a complete set of maps, is a valuable resource for planning your hike on this historic trail. The guide is 73 pages long and contains 10 fold out topographical maps showing the route of the trail.
  • The Society was very pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Bob Bascom and the Wharton Esherick Society staff in the production of this special publication and celebrates the life of a truly remarkable woman, and shares some of the stories from her lifelong relationship with her beloved husband, their family, and the community.
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Light Pull Pin! A playful interpretation of one of Esherick's sculptural light pulls.  It measures 1.5" x .5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary with this commemorative wooden magnet! This playful interpretation of the Studio building measures 4" x 3", and is made of laser-etched Baltic birch plywood.  This is a great addition to any refrigerator magnet collection!  
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Stool Enamel Pin! A playful interpretation of Esherick's three-legged stool.  It measures 1.25" x 1.5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Porcupine Enamel Pin! A playful interpretation of Esherick's woodcut illustration for a collection of essays published by Centaur press in 1926.  It measures 1" x 1.5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our "Winnie" Enamel Pin! This playful interpretation of Esherick's 1930 "Winnie the Pooh" sculpture -- who greets visitors to the Museum at our Visitor Center and on the Studio deck -- measures 1" x 1.5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Studio Enamel Pin! This playful interpretation of the Studio building measures 1" x 1.5" -- a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  

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